Airlink reconnects eswatini and south africaDate: 08 Oct 2020
Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, will reconnect Eswatini and South Africa when it resumes scheduled passenger services from 12 October.
This follows the lifting of travel restrictions that curtailed travel between the neighboring countries while they both worked to successfully contain the spread of the Coronavirus.
“Airlink is looking forward to re-establishing the vital connections that sustain the all-important trade, business, tourism and family ties between both nations,” said Airlink CEO, Rodger Foster.
Our daily west-bound early afternoon departure from Sikhuphe and lunchtime departures returning from Johannesburg, provide travelers with seamless connectivity with Airlink’s new direct flights linking Johannesburg with Cape Town and with Durban. Connections are also available to Airlink’s other South African destinations, such as Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein and others. Over the coming few weeks, Airlink will rebuild its network with the resumption of services to additional destinations throughout the SADC region, all reachable with Airlink connections via its hub at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.
Airlink’s great value for money Economy Class fares include a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance. Onboard, our customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).
Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service is available on selected flights operated by our state-of-the-art Embraer E-jets, with wide seats arranged in a two plus one abreast configuration with plenty of legroom between each row. Our service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance and priority boarding.
Flight 4Z 85, will depart Sikhuphe on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 14h10 arriving in Johannesburg at 15h15. Flight 4Z 84 will depart Johannesburgat 12h55 arriving in Sikhuphe at 13h45.
Sikhuphe/Johannesburg (from 19 October 2020)
We will be adding flights at the same times on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to provide a daily service from 19 October.
Please visit our flight schedule guide for more information
COVID-19 Health and Safety onboard Airlink flights
During these stressful times, health and safety – yours and ours - remains our primary concern. Our aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA), which are effective at blocking 99.97% of particulates, including Coronavirus molecules. These HEPA filters continually sterilize the air in our cabins, which is renewed entirely every three minutes.
Read more about our Embraer ERJ Regional Jet Cabin Air Quality here.
With Airlink you are safe and can fly with confidence – it’s easier than you think.
Eswatini and South African Biosecurity and Travel regulations
Please check with the appropriate Eswatini government authority for the latest regulations for travel from and returning to Eswatini.
South Africa has introduced additional measures for international travellers arriving in the country. Click here for information on these requirements. Please note that all arriving travellers are now required to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test certificate, issued by an accredited laboratory in line with World Health Organisation standards, no more than 72 hours before the date of travel. South African Authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of presented PCR test certificates. Arriving travellers unable to produce a valid certificate will be required to quarantine, at their own cost, for 10 days. South Africa also requires visitors to carry valid travel insurance policies that cover the costs associated with COVID-19 testing and quarantining.
For passengers flying from South Africa to Eswatini, there are some important steps and items you will need to follow before and as your proceed through any South African airport. Click here for information on these.
Airlink is a privately-owned regional airline serving a comprehensive network of smaller destinations throughout Southern Africa. We are now operating independently under our own unique 4Z flight code offering more freedom, more choices and more travel opportunities. When you see the sunbird icon on our aircraft, think Airlink. You’ll know that you’re travelling with Southern Africa’s largest (measured by flight movements) independent airline. Airlink has more than 50 commercial jetliners operating throughout Southern Africa. Last year we carried 2 million customers on more than 63 000 flights, on 55 routes to 39 destinations in nine African countries and St Helena Island.
Airlink’s on time performance is consistently better than 95% and this is a clear indication of our determination and commitment to remain synonymous with customer centricity, punctuality, service excellence, and reliability. Airlink is proudly the most on time South African airline for 2020 as measured by the Airports Company of South Africa.
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